Colles' fracture

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Colles' fracture

(ˈkɒlɪs)
n
(Medicine) a fracture of the radius just above the wrist, with backward and outward displacement of the hand
[C19: named after Abraham Colles (died 1843), Irish surgeon]
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Christensen OM, Kunov A, Hansen FF, Christiansen TC, Krasheninnikoff M (2001) Occupational therapy and Colles' fractures.
The value of early mobilisation in the treatment of Colles' fractures.
Colles' fractures (wrist) is the next most common with the incidence rate being six to eight times more prevalent in women, being most common in postmenopausal women up to 65 years of age.